The Volunteer Program is Saved! A Message From Ulster County Executive Michael P. Hein
I am so proud to tell you that when the RSVP Program was at risk of closure, as your County Executive, working in conjunction with the Ulster County Legislature, we ensured that this valuable service continued in our community. This program is essential in engaging seniors as volunteers and matching their valuable skills and experiences with appropriate volunteer opportunities throughout Ulster County. Whether it is driving someone to a doctor’s appointment, helping a neighbor remain independent or assisting a local elementary school as a reading tutor, there are so many opportunities for seniors to help others in the community. So I have asked Kelly McMullen, Director of Ulster County’s Office for the Aging to continue a similar program and I am pleased to say that there are approximately 400 volunteers at this time. Many not-for-profits in our community simply could not function without these valuable services and I am proud to say that the senior citizens of Ulster County are truly amazing.
If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering or just as importantly needs to find out about some of the services offered, please contact the Ulster County Office for the Aging Volunteer Program at 845-802-7655. For the Neighbor to Neighbor program, helping seniors get to medical appointments, please call 845-802-7661.